Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Productions. It is the sequel to 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.The game is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium and set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The player continues the story of the ranger Talion and the spirit of the elf lord Celebrimbor, who shares Talion’s body, as they forge a new Ring of Power to amass an army to fight against Sauron. The game builds upon the “Nemesis System” introduced in Shadow of Mordor, allowing Talion to gain followers from several races of Middle-earth, including Uruks and Ologs, and plan out complex strategies using these to complete missions.
The game’s multiplayer features a “Social Conquest mode”, in which players are able to invade other players’ fortresses and attempt to conquer them. This mode has two settings: friendly and ranked. Friendly allows the player to invade someone’s fortress, without the risk of losing your army. Ranked, on the other hand, allows the player to invade, but with a risk of losing some of their Orc Followers permanently. If you get stuck in the game, check out the video walkthrough for the game.